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Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: March 22, 2019

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"I've discovered that sometimes writing badly can eventually lead to something better. Not writing at all leads to nothing." This advice from Anna Quindlen frames our collection of articles this week. Recognizing the quality of our efforts and focusing on ways to improve our contribution to the field is core to writing success. We begin this week's collection with an examination of effective feedback, finding the gap in the research, and getting into a habit of data management. We then explore the challenges and benefits of balancing family and academic lives. Finally, we close with a look at textbook subscriptions in the publishing market and how to construct a CV for the academic job market. Whatever the state of your writing or career this week, start where you are, no matter how bad, it can eventually lead to something better, but doing nothing will certainly lead to nothing. Happy writing!

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